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Now, this is only scratching the surface, but there is an option I think should be added to the list: "there is no discernible research done before asking the question". It doesn't need to be written exactly like that. There is such a reason: "Please include the research you’ve done, or consider if your question suits our English Language Learners site ...


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Sorry for the delay to my answer. I wanted to give myself time to forget your post so I could take a fresh look at it. Having reread it I have to agree with Andrew. As to why I didn't inform you that the answer wasn't an answer. Is that something that needed to happen? I've never done it before, when someone posts and answer that doesn't attempt to answer ...


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It wasn't me who deleted it (for those who can see deleted posts, it's here) but it's not an answer to the question. It's a collection of comments in the answer box, and you have found the justification in the Help: "commentary on the question or other answers". As if to make that point, it attracted three downvotes before you were saved from any more; and ...


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You try to give the correct answer. Whether that answer has been discounted by the asker is kind of beside the point. Except that an explanation of why you disagree might help you to get the answer accepted.


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I would advise against repeating a suggested answer if all you intend to do is spite the dismissal. However, in some cases answering the question with its own answer may help. The main point of answering a question is to help the questioner and future visitors interested in the question solve whatever problem that they are experiencing. Sometimes a ...


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I've edited the post as you originally suggested. Unfortunately, you don't end up with the credit this way, but there's nothing I can do about that. :/


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